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West Ham fans take to Twitter to laud Xande Silva after show of ambition

West Ham fans take to Twitter to laud Xande Silva after show of ambition

West Ham fans have been lucky enough as of late to see a number of talented youngsters breaking through their academy and grabbing first-team chances. One of those stars is the Portuguese winger Xande Silva, who, whilst speaking to the West Ham website, has claimed he wants to follow in the footsteps of Grady Diangana and Declan Rice.

The 21-year-old started his first ever Hammers’ senior match last weekend in the FA Cup, playing 79 minutes against Birmingham in a 2-0 home win. That first start is just another milestone for the talented youngster though, as he made his Premier League debut just over a week ago off the bench in West Ham’s 2-0 loss away at Burnley.

The youngster can play a number of positions but is primarily a centre-forward, and with seven goals in six games in the Premier League 2, it’s no surprise that the Irons have been calling for him in the senior side. For those fans to see these ambitions words from Silva will be hugely encouraging though, and with Manuel Pellegrini getting the balance spot-on between importing players and bringing them through the ranks, good things are on the horizon for Silva and co at the London Stadium.

You can read the Hammer’s verdict on Xande Silva here:

The Hammers absolutely love seeing their academy graduates coming through the ranks and shining in the senior side, and Xande Silva looks like he’s going to be the latest star to be doing this.

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